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Open repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm in a centenarian.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20864297     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We present the case of a 101-year-old female who was successfully operated for an open elective repair of a symptomatic 9 cm abdominal aortic aneurysm. This is the oldest case reported in the literature for elective open abdominal aortic aneurysm repair with successful outcome. This case raises an important ethical issue of human life expectancy and the appropriateness of high-risk surgery on a centenarian.
Nikesh R Lath; Kumar Rai; Tarek Alshafie
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-09-22
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of vascular surgery     Volume:  53     ISSN:  1097-6809     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Vasc. Surg.     Publication Date:  2011 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-12-27     Completed Date:  2011-01-31     Revised Date:  2012-10-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8407742     Medline TA:  J Vasc Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  216-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2011 Society for Vascular Surgery. Published by Mosby, Inc. All rights reserved.
Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Affiliation at Harlem Hospital, New York, NY, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Aortic Aneurysm, Abdominal / radiography,  surgery*
Bioethical Issues
Life Expectancy
Risk Assessment
Surgical Procedures, Elective
Vascular Surgical Procedures / contraindications,  ethics

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